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  • The original Rudolph did not have a red nose. In that day and age, red noses were seen as an indicator of chronic alcoholism and Montgomery Ward didn’t want him to look like a drunkard. To complete the original picture, he was almost named Reginald or Rollo.
  • The Christmas wreath was originally hung as a symbol of Jesus. The holly represents his crown of thorns and the red berries the blood he shed.
  • The three traditional colors of most Christmas decorations are red, green and gold. Red symbolizes the blood of Christ, green symbolized life and rebirth, and gold represents light, royalty and wealth.
  • Tinsel was invented in 1610 in Germany and was once made of real silver.
  • The oldest artificial Christmas trees date back to the late 1800s and were made of green raffia (think grass hula skirts) or dyed goose feathers. Next the Addis Brush Company used their machinery that wove toilet brushes to create pine-like branches for artificial Christmas trees that were less flammable and could hold heavier decorations.
  • ‘Jingle Bells’ – the popular Christmas song was composed by James Pierpont in Massachusetts, America. It was, however, written for thanksgiving and not Christmas.
  • Coca-Cola was the first company that used Santa Claus during the winter season for promotion.
  • Hallmark introduced their first Christmas cards in 1915.
  • The first recorded date of Christmas being celebrated on December 25th was in 336, during the time of the Roman Emperor Constantine. A few years later, Pope Julius I officially declared that the birth of Jesus would be celebrated on that day.
  • Santa Claus's sleigh is led by eight reindeer: Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Dunder (variously spelled Donder and Donner), and Blixem (variously spelled Blixen and Blitzen), with Rudolph being a 20th-century inclusion.
  • Outdoor Christmas lights on homes evolved from decorating the traditional Christmas tree and house with candles during the Christmas season. Lighting the tree with small candles dates back to the 17th century and originated in Germany before spreading to Eastern Europe.
  • That big, jolly man in the red suit with a white beard didn’t always look that way. Prior to 1931, Santa was depicted as everything from a tall gaunt man to a spooky-looking elf. He has donned a bishop's robe and a Norse huntsman's animal skin. When Civil War cartoonist Thomas Nast drew Santa Claus for Harper's Weekly in 1862, Santa was a small elflike figure who supported the Union. Nast continued to draw Santa for 30 years, changing the color of his coat from tan to the red he’s known for today.
  • Christmas 2018 countdown has already begun. Will you be ready???
  • Why do we love Christmas? It's all about the traditions. In this chaotic world we can miss the "good old days." Christmas reminds us of that time.


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About Zagnut

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  • Birthday 01/25/1980

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    I have the outdoor trio tree set
  1. I have the gemmy trio tree set and having a problem with one not lighting up the 2 bigger ones do but the small one is not, any ideas?
  2. I've found similar adapters online with only 12v dc, do you think that'll work? I know it says 24 on the adapter

  3. Ok I'll look around, and once again thank you for all your help
  4. Yeh I'm starting to think the same thing. I've tried and tried and they don't seem to give a crap. I emailed and got ahold of a customer service guy, he did email me back which took awhile so I got his name from email and called. He told me he had a meeting and would email me the specs like I asked in case I found a different adapter, but still waiting.So anyways I really do appreciate all your help, and hope I can help any of you in the future.
  5. yeh that's the part, I emailed mitra the maker of the adapter, we'll see what happens. Thank you so much
  6. this has the plug on the end to plug into a power source right? we have the half that comes off the main box with the water tight connection, but nothing to plug the trees into. we still have the remote, but will obviously do no good without power.
  7. I have the same set pretty much but seem to have lost the ul listed adapter/power cord, any idea where I can find one. We lost the paperwork and everything you don't happen to know the speccs so if I do find a universal, amps,volts, etc

  8. I have the gemmy outdoor trio wire tree set and somehow my roomate lost the adapter/power cord, any ideas where to get one? I tried to call the company and have had little success. I tried to even get the specs on how many amps it draws and what kinda voltage im stepping down to an nothing also. Any help would be greatly appreciated
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